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Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 8:00pm EDT
culminated by today where joe biden said there's no doubt the assad regime is responsible. >> mike, the american people are wary of any military involvement in syria. how does the president sell this military action? >> what's important to keep in mind john, this is the second time this year that the obama administration has judge assad to have deployed these chemical weapons. the president has been very hesitant to get involved in the course of the three years of civil conflict under withering response from john mccain on capitol hill. there has been this hesitancy and obviously a war weariness on the part of the american public. i think a good gaining of where the milk stands -- gauge of where the public stands, the point might be academic bit that point john. >> mike thank you. >>> momentum for military intervention, is building in syria as well. president says he's ready to punish those who gassed sifnlings and the british government recalled people to placement. >> david cameron cut short his summer holiday and returned to london to decide what action britain should take on syria,
ABC
Aug 20, 2013 6:30am EDT
a family vacation. a growing medical mystery for the rising political star. and bad, joe biden, by his side this morning. >>> real-life drama for dick van dyke. his car explodes into a fireball, seconds after he escapes thanks to a good samaritan. his thoughts this morning after he narrowly escaped. >> he yanked me out of the car. i was trying to call the dmv. >>> america's first pooch got a little sister at the white house. the brand-new video of bo meeting his new puppy playmate. now, the world meets sunny obama, this morning. >>> and good morning, everyone. boy, sunny is going to keep bo young out there at the white house, isn't she? they play around on the white house lawn yesterday. the first lady tweeting, she's so excited to introduce the newest member of the obama family. we're going to get to that. >>> also, the latest on the crisis in egypt. tense discussions going on inside the american government, whether to cut off aid. martha raddatz is in cairo, live for us this morning. >>> we want to get to details of a serious medical scare for the family of vice president joe bid
ABC
Aug 12, 2013 6:30am EDT
for those oh opential candidates to begin testing waters including joe biden. agreed to travel to iowa to be part of a steak fry. iowa holds the first presidential caucus, sometimes can make or break or make or break a campaign's momentum. biden hasn't said if he is going to make a run for the nomination in 2016. >>> seems like more than 1300 riders, mac train station, one of the busiest on the penn line. they are celebrating the new look. ribbon cutting scheduled at 10:00. >>> batman returning to baltimore, more than a year after the traffic stop. robinson at sinai today, arriving in his custom bat mobiles visiting patienting family and staff. >>> let's talk about the temperatures this morning. 71 degrees stevenson. annapolis 71. lots of 71s on the board. edgewood to easton and huntington. clouds in towsons patchy fog this spots as well. a little bit of change. it comes with sunshine, mixing with the clouds. we have potential for thunderstorms out there as well as well showers. the tide waters see the susquehanna. we see clouds and a little bit many of the brightening of the skie
ABC
Aug 23, 2013 6:30am EDT
and will be in binghamton and scranton pa. from there he will be joined by vice president joe biden so the president is on the road again talking about making college education more affordable for the middle class coming up and so much more on good morning america. >> now off to good morning america. but remember you can find us on abc2news.com. >> back in 25 minutes with news weather and traffic. looking live at new york? we going to look live over at new york. >> let's go to the maryland state fair. @รท >>> good morning, america. and breaking overnight, a sudden and massive hailstorm, knocking out towns in the west. cars filled. snowplows are forced to clean it all up. entire streets turn into rivers, as a week of flash flooding looms. >>> and the fire at yosemite, now tripling in size. >>> president obama's tough words on the syria crisis right now. calling the potential use of chemical weapons there, a grave concern. >> no doubt that when you start seeing chemical weapons used on a large scale, and again, we're still gathering information about this particular event. but it is very
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 6:30am EDT
will be discharged from the hospital today. vice president joe biden says his son has had a successful medical procedure at a cancer center in houston, texas. he is being evaluated after becoming weak and disoriented last week. there's no word now on what that procedure was. >>> more affordable college education, that's the focus of a two-day bus tour by president barack obama that kicks off today. the president will visit schools in new york and pennsylvania to push through a number of proposals aimed at curbing the rising and higher costs of higher education. the president says pricey tuition and cuts in financial aid are leaving middle-class students buried in loans. now it's time to change. that tour is touted as part of the white house's plan to "create a better bargain for the middle class." >>> another top politician in our state may be on board with pushing back the start of school until after labor day. published reports indicate that governor o'malley spoke about the idea pro -- that was originally proposed by comptroller peter francho. a task force is now looking
ABC
Aug 21, 2013 6:30am EDT
-- or beau biden, the son of vice president joe biden. there's word he is being evaluated at a cancer center in texas. biden felt weak and disoriented after driving to indiana for a family vacation. this is not the first health scare for beau biden who became delaware's attorney general in 2007. after a mild stroke in may of 2010 he spent a week at the hospital and more than a month recuperating at home. >>> health problems that forced aretha franklin from attend an event in chicago. major league baseball was set to honor her as the beacon of change honor row. she says she's unable to travel. she has refused to be more specific about the ailments. . >>> a live look downtown right now, gfor the 7:00 hour. many of you getting ready to head out the door. how's it going to look all day? >> charley we have some changes coming in the forecast for you. and i'm speaking of a nice cooldown across the area. stick around for that coming up. >> here's a look at the fog on 83. i'll show you what the other main lines look at and bring you the latest drive times coming up after the break. and you co
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 5:00am EDT
. officials have been stressing and very aggressively talking to chuck hagel and john kerry and joe biden is aggressive towards syria but they are stressing any strike would be surgical, that is the word they like to use, what does that mean? >> well, surgical is a relative term. mostly or most likely the first way would involve attacking missiles and submarine station would put attacking force out of harm's way and syrian defenses and allow them to an area of 50 or fewer meters to hit a precision target like a command center and radar and missile battery or military installation. >> reporter: let's get more detail on this, edward. a surgical strike against war, defenses and chemical zones, i mean supposing these are in civilian areas? >> well, that is an interesting question. obviously the first rule of entering this is what do you want to achieve and clearly the threat of military action has suddenly heightened because of the chemical weapons attack but it's not an operation which the u.s. wants to get involved in the civil war but to prevent chemical weapons attacks and you can h
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 8:00am EDT
talking in those sorts of context. by yesterday, we had joe biden presenting what is largely a circumstance case that's put forth publicly by this point that is namely, we know that chemical weapons were deployed, and that the assad regime that the method to deliver those weapons. they are the only ones that could have done it, biden said there is no doubt. the report will be declassified and released perhaps as early at tomorrow morning. >> you mentioned a shift in tone. the president will be giving a speech today centered on peace commemorating the 50t 50th anniversary of martin luther king's march on washington. is there any way we could be firing rockets at syria before he delivers that speech? >> i seriously doubt that number one for the optics, number two, the u.n. in texters are on the ground. we expect the administration to release a case publicly that gets away from the circumstance case that you and i are talking about and present a more factual case, specific examples of how the assad regime went forward with this. that's what we're expecting. i don't expect this to
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. he said once again he has not made a decision. and joe biden repeated that line today. the president again repeating that to respond to this deployment of chemical weapons is in america's core self interest, and the president said the syrian government carried these attacks out. if you circumstance -- circle a couple of dates on the calendar here, you mentioned those un inspectors. it's very clear that the administration or any allied coalition is not going to initiate an attack while those un inspectors are on the ground. then tuesday the president is scheduled to leave the country. he was going to go see putin, and that got changed, instead he is going sweden before going to the g20 meeting. a lot of folks think the president might want to consult with leaders at the g20. others say that is not likely to have this hanging in the air while they are talking about the economy. also another wild-card here, if the british go wobbly in his term on this, and parlment does balk, then that throws another twist and angle into the potential timing. >> mike, tell us precedent for thi
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 11:00pm EDT
punishment as i think joe biden called it, and the french ministers have been saying. there must be a consequence, a price to be paid for having done this. in principle i agree with that. but we must be sure we're punishing the right person, and -- and i'm taking the purely intellectual or perhaps slightly political point that it's in everyone's interest that the indication of that person, that authority that is held responsible, be not simply on the basis of gut feeling or the best -- you know, that's what we think. we need it as hard evidence to show the world the proof. and once that is done, the picture will look very different indeed. >> tonight there are indications president obama has a number of options to deal with syria. patty has more. >> reporter: the obama administration says it will respond to this, but the goal, they insist is not to get rid of the syrian president but to send him a message. >> it is not our policy to respond to this transgression with a regime change. >> reporter: they say no decision has been made, but it seems likely the response would at most involv
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
in new york and a speech in scranton, pennsylvania, joe biden's hometown. >> celebrations for the 50t 50th anniversary of the march on washington is tomorrow, there will be a rally retracing the route to the national mall. wednesday, president obama will speak on the steps of the lincoln memorial where martin luther king, jr. delivered his "i have a dream" speech. >> i have a dream, my four little children one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. i have a dream. >> of course the march is recognized as a touch stone for the 1964 civil rights act and 1965 voting rights act. ahead, we'll focus on a louisiana group heading to the mlk festivities. >> we're going to take a closer look at what brad my manning is asking for and how the military is responding to the request. >> how bad is the leak at the nuclear power plant in japan. >> ryan braun breaks his silence and finally comes clean about being dirty. coming up, in aljazeera sports. conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions an
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 2:00pm EDT
hillary clinton and whoever else is going to challenge her, joe biden on the democratic side and who is going to emerge on the republican side and the news media is going to be consumed with that and the press room behind me is going to be thinner and thinner and thinner for those daily bri briefings, less and less interest. so, it's enormous gamble. i can't help but think that the president and his aides looked at this and said, okay. there isn't a lot of support for this. we are getting some blow-back in congress. i still have a hard time thinking they couldn't just go ahead and do what they were going to do and let congress sort it out when they do finally, get around to returning to town. so i can't help come to the conclusion that they think they can win this vote, they think it's going to expose and exploit further divisions within the republican party. but again, getting back to the essential questions of life and death and national security here, for the president to repeatedly say that this is something in the core national interest of the united states and then to put i
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm EDT
yesterday was a moral obscenity. the white house felt -- joe biden was speaking in houston, texas, he says there is no doubt that they were used, were these chemical weapons, and there is little doubt who used them. >> for we know that the syrian regime, the only ones who have the weapons have used chemical weapons multiple times in the past, have the means of delivering those weapons, have been determined to wipe out exactly the places that were attacked by chemical weapons. >> all indications point to a cruise missile attack of some sort, perhaps arias sets, allied arias sets as well. we don't know when or who, that coalition is still forming. we don't know what the end goal is. all we do know is what jay carney said today. we know what it's not. >> we are also very much engaged in an effort to support the opposition in its struggle with the assad regime, as the assad regime continues to try to massacre it's a own people in an effort to maintain power. and it's our firm conviction -- [ inaudible ] but this deliberation and the actions that we are contemplating are not about regime change
ABC
Aug 23, 2013 4:30am EDT
scranton where he will be beyond by vice president joe biden. >>> department of justice is suing texas over voting id law requires voters to show identification in voting booths. the justice department claims the law violates the 1965 voting rights act and the constitution 14th and 15th amendments. texas passed the law back in 2011 but did not implement it until the past june when the supreme court struck down the key provisions on voting rights the act that prevents states from changing election laws. >>> this is a little more laid back right now. the best 11 days of summer kick off today. you can enjoy fried food and fun ride and great entertainment and in a few hours the maryland tate fair will be officially be opened for business. who better than the o's. roosevelt leftwich. tie is off and jacket is off and you look good and relaxed. >> reporter: that's one of the -- you have to have the boots but you know what, this is going to be a mom to be. she is going to have-- i know megan had twins but she is going to have from 6 to 16 piglets out here. it's just this is a birthing area for
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 4:30am EDT
scheduled to speak at three colleges and one high school. vice president joe biden is expected to join the president during his stop in scranton, pennsylvania. that stop is scheduled for tomorrow. >>> thousands of buildings near yosemite national park are being threatened as a number of wildfires continue to burn out west. the fire dubbed the rim fire is nearly out of control. it has already destroyed five buildings and forced the evacuation of camps and private homes. so far the fire is only 5% contained. more than 400 firefighters are working around the clock to contain this fire along with water-dropping planes. >>> and the thunderstorms will continue as we go through today, scattered in nature. we're talking about it as we go toward the afternoon. the satellite and radar not picking up on a whole lot this morning. we do have one nasty thunderstorm offshore as of now and one in harrisburg, but around maryland we're pretty much drying things out and that might not necessarily be a good thing, especially if we do see some sunshine today which we will. that is definitely going to aid i
ABC
Aug 20, 2013 11:00am PDT
. >> delware's attorney general, the son of vice-president joe biden, is undergoing tests. he was admitted after he became weak and disoriented. he began experiencing systems while driving to indiana for family vacation. the white house says vice-president joe biden is with his son in houston. this is not the first health care for beau. he suffered a mild stroke in 1020. >> a 16-year-old boy is in good condition after getting stuck in a chimney. firefighters were called out to this home in los angeles after the home owner heard noises inside the chimney. there was a family friend about ten feet down from the top. took firefighters 30 minutes to rescue the teen. he had a few scratches. didn't seem too upset as he waved to the cameras. police were interviewing the young man to see if he was trying to burglarize the home. >> he might not bet too upset but the parents smooths -- parentses might be. >> makes me claustrophobic. >> good morning. the clouds have retreated back to the coast. we're looking for the big, puffy, cumulonimbus clouds. >>> everybody knows the name elmore leonard.
CBS
Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm EDT
sends vice president joe biden's son to the hospital. someone owes obama several hundred bucks over the past few years. when it is the president, you might need to pay him. >> off to our west and down to south there are storms, lightning, heavy rain and wind gusts. i'll let you know if we need to keep an eye on the forecast. scott, what are you working on in sports? >> who practiced and who didn't and latest on kirk cousins. robert griffin iii and mike shanahan says who gets the final say.  >> son of vice president joe biden's son was hospitalized. state of massachusetts owes president obama a little bit of money. president will receive more than $300 for two cable tv refund checks. checks cut back in may 2009 from maryland cable account. state treasure's office and guesses it goes back to when president obama was a senator. rare honor for d.c.'s police chief, coming up, chief cathy lanier lays a wreath at the tomb of the unknown. >> a rare honor for d.c.'s police chief cathy lanier took part in a rare ceremony at tomb of the unknown. >> reporter: on this day
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2013 11:00am PDT
. [ applause ] >> so vice president joe biden reportedly spent his weekend in the hamptons, but he did have iowa on the brain because aides are confirming he's headed to the state next month for tom harkin's an july steak fry. all this 2016 coverage now is very, very early, isn't it, guys? but let's start out with it seems like we're seeing the same cast in iowa singing the same political song but expecting a different outcome. i want to the start with rick santorum, who has recently in the last couple weeks on "meet the press," has not discounted he might run again for president. he was there in iowa. take a look at what he had to say. >> my challenge to the republican party is to take a page out of our book and start putting forth an agenda of ideas to raise up folks who want to vote for us. you saw it for the last election. they didn't want to vote for president obama. at least he went out and talked to them. at least he went out and spoke about them. we didn't do that. we marginalized them. >> so chris, do you think he's on to something there? i mean, he gets the fact that the
ABC
Aug 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >>> ahead, we'll update the condition of vice president joe biden's son who is now hospitalized. >>> a deadly night on a southern california freeway. see the chain reaction. >>> and the first family is a bit larger this morning. ahead, meet the new four-legged friend new now roaming the white house grounds. >>> and live doppler 7 hd is continuing to track the threat of dry lightning. it is posing a fire danger and a red flag warning remains in effect. >>> at 6:14, taking a life look at the bay bridge. you see those western lights are out. caltrans is aware of the problem. they are doing maintenance to get that fixed. >>> one person is dead, at least nine injured after a massive chain-reaction crash in southern california. new video into the abc 7 newsroom overnight shows the scene in pomona. you can see the flames. the highway patrol says seven cars and a big rig were involved in the crash. drivers reported hearing explosions. the big rig was loaded with 60 gallons of diesel. the cause of the crash remains under investigation this morning. >>> delaware's attorney general and the son of
FOX News
Aug 11, 2013 11:00am EDT
democratic primary. i think she's much weaker in 2016 than she was in 2008. >> eric: what, joe biden? >> i would pray if joe biden as a republican is their nominee. i don't see joe biden being in contention at all. i think there are other democrats that have yet even to be talked about that like barack obama could spark fire within the democratic ranks. >> eric: like who? >> well, i think there's bayh, there's booker, there's a lot of young democratic leadership out there that i think could be very attractive. look at the brothers in texas. one is a mayor, and one is a congress person. there are a lot of young talented both republicans and democrats have that the american people will come to know as we get closer to 2016. >> eric: we'll put this to a teflt in 15 minutes. we have a segment about hillary and what the main stream immediatmediais talking about. we'll be discussing that. brad, always good to see you. thank you so much as always. >> a pleasure. >> eric: jamie? >> jamie: this was such a tragic story. police now in east haven, connecticut identifying the four people killed when a
FOX News
Aug 31, 2013 10:00am PDT
was a candidate in 2007-2008. let's remember the vice president joe biden, running for president, and in 2007 he was at a new hampshire campaign event where he said as senate foreign relations committee chairman at the time, then president bush moved forward with an attack on iran, try to prevent them from getting nuclear weapons and did without congressional approval, joe biden said he would personally lead impeachment charges against then president bush. we see a much different situation going on now. where they are moving forward without congressional approval. you are right. there is pressure. it is not just john cornyn who is significant. not just a rank and file, a leader, the whip, behind mitch mcconnell, the leader, number one. have you democrats as well. joe manchin of west virginia came out last might and said, mr. president, you cannot move forward with any military force without first getting a debate and vote in the house and senate. now, what is the likelihood of that? highly unlikely because we talked to officials in both parties and got lawmakers scattered around
FOX
Aug 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
kansas city. the bus crashed along a highway connector ramp. >>> the son of vice president joe biden has undergone what's being called a successful procedure. beau biden is the attorney general of delaware. he checked into a hospital after becoming disoriented while driving. in a statement, vice president joe biden said his son is recovering and is in, quote, great shape. >>> president obama under fire tonight for not paying white house interns. a grassroots group called the pay fair campaign says it's not realistic to have people work for free. the white house says it employs almost 300 interns and that paying them $9 an hour would cost the government more than $7 million a year. facebook ceo sheryl sandberg has a female empowerment program, also being criticized for trying to hire an unpaid intern. >>> seattle is considering raising minimum wage to $15 an hour. seattle would surface san francisco if that passes. it currently has the highest minimum page at $10.50 an hour. washington state has the highest minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. >>> some coffee shops are reportedly starting to ev
NBC
Aug 20, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, oklahoma city, oklahoma. >>> tonight vice president joe biden's son, beau, is spending the night at the m.d. cancer center in houston. beau biden, the attorney general of delaware, went with his father for tests this morning after feeling weak and disoriented on a family vacation last week. he was seen at dinner last night with his father, but people close to the bidens told nbc news the family is taking this quite seriously. chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman is here with more. nancy, we don't know exactly what's going on here, but he did suffer a stroke three years ago when he was 41 years old. typically with a stroke patient, experience more problems down the line. >> well, typically one-quarter of those stroke patients have had symptoms before. and we do know that since his stroke, beau biden has had several episodes in the past. and that makes this serious. we have established tonight, nbc news has confirmed that he has been admitted to m.d. anderson for further testing. and having already been seen at two major medical centers around the country and now at m.d. anderson, the
CBS
Aug 23, 2013 4:00am PDT
in finding them. >>> the son of vice president joe biden is back home this morning. beau biden returned home on air force 2. the 44-year-old underwent a procedure at a houston cancer center this week. >>> ben affleck will be donning batman's cape and tights. the 41-year-old signed on to star in the "man of steel" sequel that brings the dark knight and superman together. this isn't affleck's first time in playing a comic book character. in 2003 he starred as the blind super hero daredevil. this will be released in the summer of 2015. >>> coming up after your local news on cbs this morning, the ceo of harley-davidson joins us in the studio. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." [ male announcer ] frequent heartburn? the choice is yours. chalky... not chalky. temporary... 24 hour. lots of tablets... one pill. you decide. prevent acid with prevacid 24hr. softens the enamel so it can potentially erode. once that enamel is gone, it's gone. my dentist recommended pronamel. pronamel protects your teeth from the effects of acid erosion. i don't have to cut out the things
KRON
Aug 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
scratch and natives, u.s. senator bob casey and vice-president joe biden, as he delivers his message to one of the nation's biggest college states. >> a life or death phone call has not connected to women in that way neither could have predicted. a ntionette tuff, who talked on a man with 8 k 47 and a georgia elementary school tuesday, was reunited tonight with the 911 dispatcher. she is a bookkeeper at the school, and says the date everything happen in for a reason. maligned >> up next, kron 4 and morning news. we'll have a preview of the markets. and a glitch that shook stocks up on the nasdaq yesterday. cut! i have no idea whats's going on. maybe you're the original really big chicken com, with curly fries and a drink for just $3.99. why the cowboyat? you're the barbecue chicken combo with two chicken patties, bacon, cheese, and barbecue sauc you also come with curly fries and a drink for $39. bubbles! i have no idea what's going on. female narrator: it's posturepedic versus beautyrest it's posturepedic versus beautyrest with up to $400 off. serta icomfort and tempur-pedic
KRON
Aug 23, 2013 4:00am PDT
president joe biden, as he delivers his message to one of the nation's biggest college states. the new york city council voted yesterday to implement a watchdog group. the new group will have subpoena power to examine the police departments "operations, policies, programs and practices".not just stop and frisk the vote overrode mayor bloomberg's earlier veto of the watchdog plan. the legislation in court. in texas, deliberations are underway in the shooting rampage trial for major nidal hasan. hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding 30 others at a military base back in 2009. the army psychologist passed on his final chance to address jurors before they started deliberations yesterday. prosecutors have called for the death penalty. authorities in las vegas are alleging that two suspects under arrest were plotting to kidnap police officers, ' put them on trial, and execute them in a vacant house." police have arrested david brutsche and devon newman. the two men planned to carry out the plot to bring attention to the anti- authority sovereign citizen movement. federal authorities r
ABC
Aug 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
dead for 42 minutes. >>> first, will vice president joe biden run for president if hillary clinton steps into the race? this morning, sources close to the vp are revealing the answer. >>> and the yahoo! marissa mayer >>> welcome back. 6:14. a 16-year-old boy is in the hospital with injuries to both legs after he was bitten by an eight-foot shark in hawaii. the teen was surfing on the big island when he was attacked by a great -- a gray shark yesterday. crews brought in helicopters to search for sharks, but no luck. this is the fourth shark attack this month alone and the ninth of the year compared to 11 attacks in all of 2012. >>> president obama and the first family are back at the white house this morning. they returned to washington, d.c., last night after spending several days at martha's vineyard. and on his last day of vacation, the president spent some time on the golf course. now, the president has no public events on his schedule today. here's a breakdown of the president's trip by the numbers. he played six rounds of golf, made five outings to local restaurants, he had on
KRON
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
obama will appear with to scranton natives, u.s. senator bob casey and a vice-president joe biden as he delivers his message to one of the nation's biggest college state. >>darya: bay area auto maker to us what is now dead- tesla is now selling its model as car overseas. tesla hopes the electric car strikes a chord and china which is now the largest market in the world for vehicles. the tesla model as is priced at $70,000 in the u.s. but it will cost more in china partly because of import fees. >>james: american airlines and usair which are asking for a november trial to settle the government's lawsuit against their proposed merger. the merger was moving toward final approval this month when the u.s. justice department and six states through up a roadblock. there's going to stop the merger saying it will reduce competition and lead to higher fares and extra fees for consumers. and >>darya: the nation's money market fund assets has risen to 2.6 trillion dollars. according to the investment company institute, the nation's retail money-market mutual funds rose 7.3 $1 billion to $931.3 b
FOX
Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
president joe biden announced the reforms today. we have a new head of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives. biden said the president would issue two new executive orders. the first closes a loophole enabling cooperations or trusts to buy guns without background checks. the second prohibits military- grade firearms sold to allies from being reimported to united states by private groups. gun-control advocates applauded the actions. >> we think they are steps in the right directions to keep some of the most dangerous guns out of the hands of dangerous people. >> the national rifle association responded to today's announcement by saying, quote, the obama administration has once again completely missed the mark when it comes to stopping violent crime. since the shootings in newtown, connecticut, the white house has issued a total of 25 executive orders related to gun control. >>> more details now on gun- control measures here in california. the state assembly is considering a number of measures already passed by the senate. one bill would ban all semiautomatic rifles wi
FOX News
Aug 25, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. i think joe biden and there are other folks out there that would probably like to be considered. is she anointed? is it over? >> well, yes. but and here is the important thing. you remember the republicans in 2012 when they believed anybody could beat barack obama. you remember michele bachmann saying any one of us on this stage could beat barack obama. and in press row you heard a sharp intake of. [gasp] as she said that. any one of us. republicans went through a period of time where anybody could beat barack obama with whom do we want to beat him? and we had santorum and cane and goodrich and bachmann and all of this stuff because republicans thought -- some republicans thought that beating obama would be a lay down hand. now it's democrats' turns to beat this assumption. they believe the republican party because they watch most television stations and read most newspapers. republican party is ruined overdefeated, they are sowing salt in the wounds of the g.o.p. dead forever. anybody could beat ted cruz or anybody could beat rand paul. when will they start indulging do we really h
ABC
Aug 12, 2013 3:00am PDT
. >> jonathan karl, abc news, des moines. >> vice president joe biden heading to iowa too. biden scheduled to deliver a speech next month at the biggest democratic events of the year. senator tom harkins steak fry fundrais fundraiser. biden attended in 2007 with then presidential contenders, barack obama and hillary clinton. so far he has not ruled out a 2016 run. >> hanging out with grandma may be key to a sound mind. researchers at boston college say spending time with the grandparents is good for your mental health. when adults and grandparents have a strong emotional relationship. both have decreased symptoms of depression. strong relationships outside of the nuclear family were vital to staying mentally healthy. interesting. >> president obama is full vacation mode, week long visit to martha's vineyard. >> for president obama, vacation means golf. reporters allowed a rare shot of the president on the course. maybe the first duffer was feeling pressure. three putted the first hole. no word on the president's score. group took his time. he was on the course for five hours. was
ABC
Aug 20, 2013 1:40am PDT
vice president joe biden's son. why he is undergoing tests and the medical history that could have doctors concerned. >> an addition to the first family. see the obama's new, adorable puppy. >> america's favorite mini-commander-in-chief. landing a big scoop and pretty coveted kiss. all ahead in "the skinny." it's tuesday, august 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good tuesday morning. we are going to begin this half hour with news of a significant arrest in egypt. spiritual leader of the muslim brotherhood in police custody. >> this comes as the u.s. is considering its options in the region. abc's karen travers joining us from washington with more on this. karen? >> reporter: good morning, diana. good morning, john. secretary of defense chuck hagel admitted yesterday there isn't much the u.s. can do right now. this is up to the egyptian people. an uneasy calm in egypt, a break from the horrific violence last week. but a brazen daylight attack in the sinai peninsula. militants ambushed two buses carrying off duty police
ABC
Aug 23, 2013 1:40am PDT
president joe biden. biden expected to appear with the president. >> there was presidential praise for the nation's hero of the week, antoinette tuff, the worker that talked down the gunman at a school near atlanta tuesday. while waiting to make a tv appearance, tuff took a call from the president. he thanked her for courage under fire. tuff called their conversation "awesome." >> awesome to hear. overseas now to egypt where muslim brotherhood is calling for a day of protests against the military-backed government. this is one day after former president mubarak was release from prison placed under house arrest. the 85-year-old former leader, faces a retrial next week for deaths of protesters in the 2011 uprising. >> well, let's say a certain part of rio de janeiro is probably smelling a bit ripe right now. that's because of the ten tons of dead fish that are in one of the city's lakes. that lake sits right next to the site where rio's olympic park is being constructed. the city hosts the summer games in three years. it's believed untreated sewage got into the lake, and killed the f
ABC
Aug 20, 2013 7:00am PDT
president joe biden. his son, beau, in a texas hospital for testing. and jim avila has the latest. >> reporter: a rare press release from the vice president's office overnight, about the health of the vice president's son, beau biden. his symptoms can be considered serious because of family medical history. he's had a stroke 3 1/2 years ago and his father had an aneurysm at age 45. this morning, the vice president's office says the younger biden is undergoing tests at an undisclosed hospital in houston. his famous father by his side. >> he's the father i've always known, the grandfather my children love and adore. >> reporter: the 44-year-old is more than just the vice president's son. the attorney general of his home state of delaware. and an iraq war veteran. he's seen as a rising star in the democratic party. mentioned as a future governor or to one day fill his father's old senate seat. >> first things first, make sure i focus on my family and focus on my job. >> reporter: but on wednesday, the father of two began suffering weakness. feeling disoriented while driving to a fami
FOX
Aug 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
. vice president joe biden is swearing in former presidential aid samantha power. that ceremony by the way is closed to the public. power takes over for susan rice who's now becoming the new national security advisor. >>> the obama administration is reconsidering plans to meet with russia since russia granted temporary asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. yesterday the white house suggested president obama may not meet next week with russian president vladimir putin as scheduled. president obama may boycott the upcoming g-20 summit in russia. >> we are extremely disappointed the russian government would take this step. >> lawmakers are urging the president to get tough. white house officials were not willing to say exactly what consequences might lie ahead. snowden granted -- was granted asylum in russia for one year. >>> time now just about 6:49. we've had problems around the toll plaza, sal. any better news? >> well, it's slightly better but it's still slow as you come into the bay bridge toll plaza because of an earlier crash. it is backed up all the way out to the mccarthur maze. a
CBS
Aug 20, 2013 4:30am PDT
on a family vacation. his father joe biden accompanied him to the hospital. >> we're months away from the deadline for everyone american to buy health insurance. closing argument january 1st you'll pay a penalty if you don't have health coverage. insurance premiums have gone up 170% in the last decade. a new poll find 50% of americans have difficulty affording healthcare. >>> a popular clothing store has cut hours. >> some of forever 21 workers got the bad news last week. hours are getting cut. no more vacation time and losing medical, dental and vision coverage. they have the biblical reference john 3: 16 on their backs. >> for them to be a christian organization and doing something like that, doesn't seem right. >> according to a leaked memo, the cut backs are coming after the company auditing staffing level, staffing needs and payroll and a part time employee will not exceed 29.5 hours which happens to be just short of the 30 hour per week definition of the full time employee. >> it's not right to do that to them. >> the company has forecasted a slow down. and wrote on faceboo
ABC
Aug 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
medical scare tonight, the bidens, vice-president joe biden and his son, 44-year-old beau. the son undergoing tests after an incident, he said, of disorientation and weakness. late today the vice-president himself said beau will be heading home. abc's white house correspondent jim avila has the latest on that. >> reporter: beau biden was last seen in public monday night, eating dinner with his vice-president father, joe, near the md anderson cancer center in houston. late this afternoon a vague statement from the vice-president and his wife, "yesterday our son beau underwent a successful procedure. he is in great shape and is going to be discharged and heading home to delaware." monday, his office said, the younger biden was undergoing tests after feeling weak and disoriented. he narrowly escaped death as a child during a terrible traffic accident that killed his mother and sister. he suffered a stroke three years ago, and just this month emergency vehicles dispatched to his delaware home after a 911 call mentioned stroke again. vice-president biden had a brain aneurism himself at
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 2:35am EDT
son. the president called joe biden to wish his son well. but the only word from beau himself came on his twitter account. quote, touched by all your well wishes. thank you. jim avila, abc news, the white house. >> german tourist attacked by a shark off hawaii has died. the 20-year-old woman snorkeling when the shark bit her right arm off. happened a week ago. on life support ever since. hawaii officials plan to spend two years studying tiger shark movements around maui amid a spike in shark attacks. >> dozens of sixth grade girls in northeast kansas recovering from a scare yesterday when their school bus overturned. the girls from a private school in kansas city, missouri were headed to a camp out when their bus slid off the connecting ramp. act of 30 girls on board were injured. none of the injuries are considered serious. >> this next story either amaze og amazingly stupid. we'll let you decide. happened yesterday in the skies overing enland. >> a pair of 9-year-old couples, the youngest formation wing walker and third jen ration of their families to wing walk on those very same pl
CBS
Aug 28, 2013 4:30am PDT
reveal some of the intelligence which vice president joe biden says proves who was to blame for the mass casualties. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> reporter: the british parliament will hold an emergency session thursday to vote on a motion authorizing military action. although president obama has not yet made a final decision, u.s. officials expect the strike to begin soon after that. sharon chin, kpix 5. >> it's important to note the white house has said it will not use any military strike to try to oust the current syrian president. >>> "new york times" website is still down now hours after it was hacked. a group calling itself the syrian electric army claims they are behind the website attack. the group supports the syrian government. this is the second time in a month the "times" website has been hacked. >>> today marks 50 years since martin luther king, jr. proclaimed his dream of a world where racism and inequality did not exist. this is a live look at the memorial built in his honor. and today the na
CBS
Aug 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
logo similar and could confuse customers. >>> new this morning beau biden, the son of joe biden is under going testing. biden became weak and disoriented while driving on a family vacation. delaware's attorney general who did suffer a mild stroke back in 2010. >>> san diego mayor has made first public appearance since doing two weeks of intensive therapy. walked into a closed door meeting and spent the day with lawyers. there are widespread calls for filner to resign after 16 women accused him of sexual harassment. >> several other victims who haven't come forward publically have come forward to me. i know this is true. i don't have any doubt in my mind this is a predatory pattern. >> he will continue outpatient treatment. supporters say a recall election would be costly and unfair assault on the mayor. they believe he can still do his job. >> therapy aimed at turning gay teenagers straight is now banned in new jersey. outlawing gay conversion therapy. new jersey is only the second state to make the practice legal. >> let's get a check on the weather. foggy this morning. >> looks l
ABC
Aug 24, 2013 8:00am EDT
cutting law school from three years to two years. >>> vice president joe biden joined the president on his bus tour. and he made his first public comments about his son's health scare. beau biden was treated at a cancer center in houston this week, after experiencing weakness and disorientation. he was released on thursday. but very little has been said about what might be wrong there. speaking in his hometown of scranton on friday, biden assured everyone that beau was doing well. >> i just want you all to know, since so many of you have asked me about my son, not only good to be here. but good at home in delaware. my son, beau's, fine. >> good thing to hear there. beau biden had suffered a stroke in 2010. and vice president biden had surgery for an aneurysm back in 1988. >>> music legend linda ronstadt, making a shocking announcement about her health. in an interview with "art" magazine, the star admitted she has parkinson's. she was diagnosed eight months ago and is no longer able to sing. >>> a guilty verdict for the army psychiatrist involved in the 2009 shooting rampage at ft.
ABC
Aug 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
hospital right away. jim pointed out, joe biden back in 1988, had a serious brain aneurysm. is this hereditary? >> it's a good question. if you have a relative who had an aneurysm, your risk of having one doubles. it's still small. but it doubles. that's clearly something they would be looking for in someone whose father had an aneurysm. >>> let's get to the news. elizabeth vargas. josh nursing the bad back. >> i'm glad to fill in for josh. hope that back gets better soon. we begin with breaking details about the worst of the massive wildfires burning across the west. thunderstorms could cause flooding in the same area where 160-square miles has been scorched. on evacuation order in some resort communities there has been lifted. and residents are returning. crews are battling the fire from the air, along with 1,200 firefighters on the ground. meantime, some strong winds in oregon pushed another wildfire across nearly eight-square miles, forcing new evacuations. >>> also breaking overnight, a massive fire at one of the largest metal recycling plants just outside new york city. heavy
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